Indiana Falls 27-20 to Cardinals - Recap
Ball State earned a 27-20 victory over Indiana on Saturday in Week 1 action at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Ball State was an underdog by 4.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 53.5.
Keith Wenning completed 23 of 29 pass attempts for 173 yards for the Cardinals in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Stephen Houston rushed for 43 yards for Indiana, while Matt Perez added 41 yards. Edward Wright-Baker threw for 272 yards for the Hoosiers, while receivers Damarlo Belcher and Dre Muhammad had 101 and 68 yards respectively.
Indiana was outgained by Ball State 383-375 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 24-18 by the Cardinals.
Indiana lost the time of possession battle 36:33/23:27, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Ball State looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against South Florida. Indiana will aim to get back on the winning track vs Virginia.